Now, you can carry your travel ticket in your electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops, and tablets. When you have options to save paper, why to waste it unnecessary? You can contribute towards saving the environment by saving papers. Recently, Indian Railway announced that people can carry their ticket in online devices. They need not take print outs of online tickets.
Mobile phone manufacturers are also taking steps to save the environment. High end mobiles are now coming with e-manual instead of user guide booklet.
It is to note the increasing trend of email, SMS, EMS, and MMS are saving paper considerably. Earlier, people used to write letter and post it for communication. Applications were written and it has taken form of formal email. MMS has replaced greeting cards. Thus, electronic devices and advancement of information technology is contributing in saving the environment.
Yes, I do agree that there are more threats to environment in dumping the electronic devices as compared to paper. But it is obvious that no one today can leave without phones and other electronic devices as they have become a part of our life. This is e-age and everything is dependent on electronic devices and information technology. So, let’s save paper, if we cannot stop using electronic devices.
It is to be noted that the manufacturers of e-devices are now using environment compliant and RoHS materials for making the devices to reduce pollution.